SEL2223 : Speakers as Wordsmiths: the creation of new words in present-day English
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr William van der Wurff
- Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
1. Exploring the formation and diffusion of new words in English, using modern digital tools
2. Exploring relevant concepts and topics in lexicology, morphology, corpus linguistics and linguistic data collection
Outline Of Syllabus
There will be two lectures and one seminar per week. The themes to be covered in the lectures (further discussed/applied in the seminars) will include: data and methods of data collection, the structure of different types of new words, the issue of morphological productivity, issues in measuring lexical frequency, new lexis in recent English, and theoretical issues involved in the study of these topics.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||90||1:00||90:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||74||1:00||74:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures introduce data and the methods and concepts needed for their systematic collection and analysis. Seminars are intended to give the student the opportunity to consolidate understanding of issues raised in reading and in lectures. Students will devote the rest of the time to preparation of material before lectures and seminars, to preparation for the two mid-term tests and to planning, carrying out and writing up the final data collection plus analysis assignment.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||50||2||M||15||Testing knowledge of methods and concepts in word analysis|
|Written Examination||50||2||M||20||Testing understanding of the notion of productivity|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The two in-class tests assess the student’s acquisition of knowledge and ability to apply it to selected data. The final essay gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to carry out an independent investigation in the field of lexical innovation.